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Croatia Business Report

General information
Source: The World Factbook - Central Intelligence Agency
4,270,480 (July 2018 est.)
$102.1 billion (2017 est.)

Tourism is one of the main pillars of the Croatian economy, comprising 19.6% of Croatia’s GDP

GDP growth rate
2.8% (2017 est.)

Good growth rate. Recovering from a long recession (2009-2014)

GDP (PPP) per capita
$24,700 (2017 est.)

Medium. Among the highest of the Balkan countries

Local currency
Kuna (HRK)

Quite stable currency

Financial stability (Public debt)
77.8% (2017 est.)


1.1% (2017 est.)

Still low but recovering from deflation

Croatian (official)

English is spoken as a second language in the main urban or touristic areas

Corruption perception index (Source: Transparency International)
Rank 60/180

Medium to high level of corruption

Duties and tax
Source: PwC World Tax Summaries 2017-2018
25% standard VAT rate
Reduced rates apply: 13% (wide list of products), 5% (listed foods, listed medicines, books, cinema, newspapers), no VAT (wide list of products/services include medical services and real estate)
Corporate Tax
18% standard rate with certain exceptions available
12% reduced rate for small companies (revenues < 3M Kuna ≈400,000€). Different rates are applied in some cases

EU custums duties apply to the import of goods from outside the EU

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